Santa Maria Sun / Art
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 14, Issue 32
PCPA reaches out with live theater
BY JOE PAYNE
Education and outreach is a huge part of what the Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts is all about. Though theatergoers are more familiar with PCPA Theaterfest, PCPA Education and Outreach has been performing live theater in local schools for years, inspiring the next generation of performers and patrons by exposing them to quality live theater.
PCPA interns hit the road beginning this month to perform at elementary, junior high, and high schools throughout Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. The two productions the talented conservatory students perform are tailored for different age groups. A Thousand Cranes is performed for grades fourth through 12th and features the story of a 12-year-old whose athletic dreams are cut short by a leukemia diagnosis. The story deals with serious themes that are relatable for kids and young adults.
The Commedia Cinderella displays the slapstick acting style of the Italian commedia del’arte through a well-known fairytale. The production turns the Cinderella story on its head with plenty of laughs that are age appropriate for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.
PCPA Education and Outreach will be showcasing these productions at local schools through May. To book an outreach tour performance, visit pcpa.org or call 928-7731, Ext. 3156.
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